Oh yeah, it’s hot fucking stove season. The most interesting and most frighteningly plausible (given the franchise involved) blockbuster deal being bandied about would involve the Marlins trading away starter Jose Fernandez, an insanely talented 23-year-old under team control for the next three years.
Consider this friendly exchange between Jose Fernandez and Evan Longoria a change of pace from Jonathan Papelbon’s Fightin’ Around The League tour. The Rays third baseman absolutely socked an offering from the Marlins pitcher in the first inning of Thursday’s game, and in the next inning, Fernandez joked about it.
José Fernández met with the media last night, his surgically repaired arm in a heavy cast and hanging in a sling, and admitted to having pitched through elbow pain during his last two starts of the season, without alerting the Marlins to his discomfort
José Fernández is 21 years old and unquestionably one of the most exciting players in baseball. I use "player" in place of "pitcher" with purpose, because it's not just Fernández's ability to mow down hitters that makes him so much fun to watch; it's the fact that he milks every ounce of fun he possibly can out of…
One of the coolest things about Jose Fernandez is that even though he is one of the most dominant young pitchers in the league, his two most impressive highlights have nothing to do with pitching.
Last night, the Marlins and Braves teamed up to do something that has never been done in the modern era: they combined to strike out 28 times in a nine inning game while failing to draw a single walk. After checking the math real quick, I believe that is an assload of strikeouts.
Consider this GIF a manifesto.
Jose Fernandez is your Marlins Opening Day starter. He's a great, young pitcher who, according to Eduardo Perez, also thinks he's a great, young hitter. Perez said during the broadcast that he considers himself a cleanup hitter. So far, through four scoreless innings against the Rockies, he's given up four hits and…
At the risk of sounding like a sentimental sap, this is definitely the coolest thing you will see today. Marlins superstar pitcher Jose Fernandez hasn't seen his grandmother since he defected from Cuba at the age of 15. So the Marlins decided to sit him down for an interview, ask him to talk about how much he loves…
What's up, the Marlins? How you guys doing? Hangin' in there? Good, good. Braves? How you guys...ah, not so great, I see.
Here's Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez throwing Troy Tulowitzki a curveball so vicious that it briefly turned the all-star shortstop into an overmatched little leaguer.
The only Marlins highlights worth posting are ones that involve Giancarlo Stanton or Jose Fernandez. This one involves both, and it is wonderful.
Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins' best player and only hope of selling tickets, took a ball to the dome during a simulated game this afternoon. The offending pitcher? Jose Fernandez, Miami's first pick in 2011 and their top young arm. Fernandez has been sent to Jeffrey Loria's zinc mines in the DRC.